Grand Bargain Intern

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The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.

The Grand Bargain is a unique forum bringing together donors and aid organisations to drive progress on a common vision of maximising the impact of humanitarian work. The process is supported by a Secretariat, responsible for overall coordination and communication in the process, and for providing specific support to the governance bodies, namely the Grand Bargain Ambassadors and the Facilitation Group.

The Secretariat is hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in the Humanitarian Hub in Geneva. NRC provides administrative support including regarding the recruitment of staff that are contracted by the organisation. As per NRC procedures, all employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Grand Bargain Secretariat is now looking for an intern to support the team in supporting the process and delivering on the objectives set in the Grand Bargain framework for 2024-2026. The intern will provide analytical, administrative and logistical support in close collaboration with the Policy and Communications Technical Officer and the rest of the team. The intern will be expected to undertake background research, contribute to the production of working documents and support the organisation of meetings and events.

The intern must be enrolled in a course of study and pursuing this internship as a mandatory part of the course/study (the internship must give study credits)

What you will do:

  • Support the Policy and Communications Coordinator in day to day work, including:
  • Undertake research and review published reports on humanitarian financing and policy issues.
  • Draft background information and contribute to developing supporting documents.
  • Attend meetings/events as relevant and draft minutes, summary notes and action points.
  • Support the organisation of meetings, events and workshops including with scheduling.
  • Support the preparation of donor reports and material for grants in line with donor requirements.
  • Support outreach and communication internally and externally through communication and outreach products.
  • Carry out procurement as needed.

What you will bring:

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s degree programme in social science, international development, international relations, or related field.
  • Interest in humanitarian policy, with ability to demonstrate familiarity with one or more relevant policy areas a strong advantage.
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Proven research, analytical and documentation skills.
  • Self-starter and team player.
  • Ability to multi task.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team;
  • A valuable and enriching opportunity for students interested in a career in the humanitarian sector;
  • A 6-12 months full-time internship with NRC in Geneva (candidates need to be EU/EFTA citizens or have a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland in order to be eligible for this role – please ensure to include this information in your application).

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Are you interested? Please apply through our online application tool, and make sure to attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A writing sample of previous work

We look forward to receiving your application!

Important: Only students enrolled in a course of study and pursuing this internship as a mandatory part of the course/study are eligible for this role. The university must be willing to sign a tri-partite agreement with NRC Geneva and provide an attestation confirming that the internship gives study credits.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
Geneva, Switzerland
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